Dillon F. Barker, age 23

first_imgA loving son, brother, grandson, uncle, cousin, and friend, Dillon Ferrel Barker, passed away in Harrison, Ohio on January 24, 2016 at the young age of 23. He was born on April 11, 1992 in Price, Utah the son of Clifton F. Barker Jr. and Bobbie LeRoy. Dillon graduated from Franklin County High School with the class of 2011. He was a free spirit who enjoyed working in many different fields. Being a traveler since he was 8 months old, Dillon lived in over 25 states and visited 36, even Mexico and Canada. He had a love for the mountains, camping, fishing,hunting and anything outdoors. While living in Indiana he helped his mom raise orphaned raccoons. They did this together for many years. Survivors include his loving parents, Clifton Ferrel Barker Jr., Bobbie LeRoy; His girlfriend, Jessika Wells; brother & sister-in-law, Clifton Lee (Sheena) Barker, nephew, Noah Barker; sister, Lindsay Dawn (Jamie Richey) Barker; grandparents, Ken and Bernice LeRoy, Pat and Maxine Green; his best friend, Andrew Meddel; his canine companion Seekers; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins andfriends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ferrel Barker; grandmother, MerleKingsley; and his aunt, Pepper Ray LeRoy. Dillon was caring and considerate of others. He would offer his help, asking nothing in return. He made sure everyone was smiling and laughing at all times. Dillon enjoyed spending most of his time with his best friend and companion Seek. They were joined at the hip and he loved his dog very much. Dillon had many goals and dreams in life; but being taken away to soon he was never able to complete them all! Family & friends may visit from 1:00 P.M. until 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Rev. Curtis Bond will officiate the Memorial Service at 2:30 P.M. on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. Memorial contributions may be directed to the charity of the Donor’s Choice. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Barker Family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Osimhen: Napoli’s alternate striking target was Immobile

first_img Loading… As Napoli close in on a deal for Victor Osimhen, it is claimed their other striking target was Lazio’s Ciro Immobile. Napoli officials are in Sardinia to finalise Osimhen’s transfer from Lille, which could cost as much as €81m. In the meantime, La Repubblica reports the Partenopei had also looked at Immobile. The hitman was born in Naples and his agent once said he could not turn down a move to his hometown club.Advertisement read also:Tottenham make last-ditch attempt to hijack Osimhen’s £70m Napoli move However, Lazio owner Claudio Lotito had demanded no less than €50m for his No 9, which Aurelio De Laurentiis deemed too much for a player who turned 30 in February. Immobile is currently Capocannoniere in Serie A with 29 goals, but Osimhen is just 21 in comparison and ran out as Lille’s top scorer for 2019-20 with 13 strikes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentFrom Enemies To Friends: 10 TV Characters Who Became CloseTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time10 Bollywood Celeb Weight Loss Transformations That Will Stun You7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryThese Maisie Williams Facts Are Bound To Shock YouUnusual And Unique Beauty Of Indian WomenA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayPlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart Race6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

Football prepares to stop Arizona’s Khalil Tate

first_imgSenior linebacker Porter Gustin leads the Trojan defense with 4.5 sacks so far this season. (Sarah Kim | Daily Trojan)Throughout the opening four games of this season, the weakest link for the Trojan football program has been the defensive secondary. With sights set on Arizona — and the team’s explosive quarterback, Khalil Tate — head coach Clay Helton emphasized mental toughness as the Trojans hit the field for practice on Wednesday.Helton acknowledged that Tate has a versatility of strengths, including the ability to drop balls deep, forcing defenses to spread thinly across the field to adapt to the quarterback’s wily triple threat on the ground, in both the short passing game and deep in the field. “[We need to keep] contain on probably the most dangerous quarterback that we’ll face all season,” Helton said. “You see some of the dimes he’s dropping in on deep balls once the play is broken down … [and it] is unique. We’ve got to be able to keep him in the pocket and keep him contained.”The Wildcats are averaging over 270 passing yards per game, and Tate posted close to 350 passing yards against Houston and Southern Utah. Although he has been held to less than 20 yards rushing per game, Tate is known to rip off big gains on his feet when given a big enough hole to blast through.“You put [redshirt sophomore running back] J.J. Taylor with 260 yards of passing, and that’s a dangerous offense,” Helton said.Tate has yet to notch a victory over the Trojans, however, suffering a loss on his home field and in the Coliseum. As he prepares to host USC for his team’s first home field game against a Pac-12 opponent on Saturday, the junior quarterback will be anxious to even that record.“A dual-threat quarterback is always tough,” senior linebacker Porter Gustin said. “But we know what he can do and we know what he’s capable of. We’ve got to prepare for that. It’s like they’re playing with an extra man out there.”This will be a major test for the Trojans, whose main struggle so far this season has been to create a solid passing defense. The team allowed Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew II to throw for 344 yards and three touchdowns last week, failing to pick up an interception and allowing the quarterback to throw 71 percent.“When you play man coverage, you don’t see a ton of picks. You see a lot more in zone coverage,” Helton said. “We do have a lot of past break ups, hopefully we’ll get our hands on the ball a little more. It also comes with tipped balls. … Hopefully we’ll get some more of those too.”The secondary in particular struggled with deep passes, allowing Cougars receiver Easop Winston Jr. to average almost 24 yards per carry and grab a 59-yard touchdown lob. Against Tate, the unit will be forced to tighten up or pay up.The Trojans also struggled to challenge the passer and collapse the pocket, with Gustin recording the lone sack in the game against Washington State. Without heavy pressure in the face of the quarterback, Tate will be free to pick off receivers left and right, leaving the secondary wide open.One key change could be the introduction of true freshman corner Olaijah Griffin to the starting lineup. Griffin has slowly made his way into a regular rotation for the Trojans, standing out in last week’s game against Washington State. During Wednesday’s practice, the freshman earned first-team reps. He finished practice with a pick-six, earning howls of approval from his teammates on both sides of the ball. Griffin could provide a much-needed spark to the Trojan secondary.Injury reportRedshirt freshman defensive lineman Jay Tufele, who blocked the game-winning field goal attempt in Saturday’s game against Washington State, returned to action. Gustin and sophomore offensive tackle Andrew Vorhees both participated in practice, but on a limited basis. Gustin is still nursing a knee injury, and Vorhees is recovering from a sternum contusion. Both are expected to make full returns by game time on Saturday.Freshman receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown remains limited with an AC shoulder sprain. Redshirt freshman outside tackle Jalen McKenzie also sat out practice with a strained back.last_img read more

SADNESS AT PASSING OF MADGIE McGEE

first_imgThere has been widespread sadness in West Donegal and further afield following the death of Madgie McGee.Madgie (nee Boyle), from Upper Dore, Gweedre and formerly of Bunaman, Annagry, leaves behind a large circle of family and friends including grandsons Neil and Eamon from the Donegal senior GAA team.Her remains are reposing at her late residence at Upper Dore, Bunbeg. Funeral arrangements are to be confirmed later.The house is private from 11pm till 10am.Family flowers only with donations in lieu if desired to the Donegal Hospice c/o Shaun Mc Glynn, Funeral Directors, Dungloe or any family member.  SADNESS AT PASSING OF MADGIE McGEE was last modified: August 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:deathdonegalGweedoreMadgie McGeelast_img read more